An autobigraphical ecology/an architectural method
Koski, Keith A.
Master of Architecture
This project began as an autobiography. In addition to that, it became a study of the history of autobiographies. Somewhere in the comparison, it became necessary to locate the autobiography within an ecology. I reinhabited and measured a place of my youth, a suburban super-block in west Houston. The investigation took on a variety of scales. I studied aerial photographs, took lots of snapshots, shot videos, drove around, walked around, collected artifacts, and talked to people. I processed part of that information into a written and graphic history. The site had experienced cycles of advance and recession between man and nature. It had also experienced radical transformations in the landscape which were largely the results of myopic land development.